A traditional Alpine ski resort, Brides les Bains is also France's leading weight-loss spa resort. Situated in the extensive Trois Vallées ski area, Brides les Bains gives you access to a massive 600km of marked pistes across the resorts of Méribel, Courchevel, Les Ménuires, La Tania, Val Thorens, Saint Martin de Belleville, and Orelle. The high-speed gondola link from Brides les Bains to Méribel allows you to stay in a quaint traditional village which is less expensive than most resorts in the area and still have access to all the fantastic snow sports available throughout the Trois Vallées.The huge number of runs ensure there's something for everyone, from complete novice to the most expert. And with a huge number of activities available, the Trois Vallées is a great place to try out new winter sports. Snowshoeing is very popular and there are many trails starting in Méribel. For the adventurous skiers and boarders out there, in addition to the 600km of regular slopes, there are outstanding off-piste opportunities, and there's even an off-piste route from 2,600m right down to the village of Brides les Bains at 600m. And as Brides les Bains is the slimming spa capital of France the thermal health centre is fantastic. There are doctors and dieticians on hand to give advice and make personalised health and fitness programmes, as well as specialist masseurs and psychologists who can all help with weight loss. However if you're just looking for somewhere to relax the centre has some great spa facilities, including the 36°C thermal pool and numerous mud baths. Evenings in the village are as relaxing as you want them to be, there are lots of bars and restaurants, as well as a casino and two nightclubs. With the snow sports and facilities available, cheaper accommodation, food, and drink compared to other resorts, and a super quick one hour fifteen minute transfer from Chambéry airport, Brides les Bains is the perfect village to visit for fantastic winter breaks of all durations.